A zero VAT rate already applies to oral HRT medication. But now it also needs to be applied to injections, infusions, liniments, ointments and transdermal patches.
Why is this important?
We are in the middle of a cost of living crisis with fuel and food prices increasing month on month. Women experience higher rates of poverty than men. HRT is vital medication but the cost often prevents women from accessing it. Removing VAT on all types of HRT medication is an important first step for the Departments of Health and Finance to take.